CONYERS, Ga. – Rockdale Fire Rescue is remembering their brother after he passed away over the weekend.

Lt. Chad Smith died in a car crash in Conyers on Sunday. Jacade Long with Rockdale Fire Rescue said Smith’s own co-workers were the first responders to the scene.

“He’s a brother in the service,” Long said.

Smith had been a firefighter with Rockdale for 15 years.

Photos courtesy of Rockdale Fire

“Lt. Smith provided leadership for this department and Rockdale County. He met the day with a can-do attitude that will leave a legacy for those to follow. Lt. Smith will be missed,” Rockdale Fire Rescue wrote on Facebook.

After the department announced his passing on Facebook, their page flooded with condolences from the community.

The visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 2, at Victorious Life Church in Conyers from 5 to 7 p.m. The funeral will follow at 7 p.m.